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MISS CASEY [1] (Ingean Uí Catasaig). AKA and see "Fairhaired Boy (1) (The)," "Buachaillín Bán (1) (An)." Irish, Double Jig. A Dorian (O’Neill): E Dorian (Miller, O’Brien). Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (O’Brien): AABB (Miller): AABB' (O’Neill). A very similar tune, and possibly ancestral to, “Orphan (2) (The)” (played in E dorian), or both may be a development of “Star of the County Down” and Bayard’s protean “Lazarus” group. The key is given in the book in A major, a misprint. See also the 6/8 air setting (also printed by O'Neill) "When Erin First Rose" and Canon biography:James Goodman's "Humors of Tralee."

Piper John Ennis is in the middle row, fourth from left.

Source for notated version: "Ennis" [O’Neill]. From Chicago flute and uilleann pipe player John Ennis, a member of the Irish music enthusiasts in the city at the turn of the 20th century. He "was also a good entertainer, and many a Sunday afternoon was pleasantly passed at his hospitable home by a coterie of kindred spirits in those years" [O'Neill, Irish Folk Music: A Fascinating Hobby].

Printed sources: Cranford (Jerry Holland: The Second Collection), 2000; No. 238, p. 87. Miller (Fiddler’s Throne), 2004; No. 77, p. 57. O'Brien (Irish Folk Dance Music), 1952; No. 133. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 69. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1094, p. 206.

Recorded sources: Jerry Holland – “Lively Steps” (1988).

See also listings at:
Alan Snyder’s Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index [1]
Jane Keefer’s Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]
Alan Ng’s [3]

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